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Per Diem Program Assistant
at Trinity Healthcare
Department:PC614_68301 Center Support Services
Expected Weekly Hours:1
Position Purpose:Assists in planning, developing, and coordinating appropriate social, physical, mental and educational activities to enhance and promote the therapeutic goals for adult day health participants. Responsible for coordinating and conducting group and individual activities. Maintains a clean and safe environment and assists with personal care.
Job Description Details:
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Demonstrates, promotes and integrates the Sisters of Providence Health System’s mission and core values by:
Assists in planning the monthly activity calendar.
Implements planned activities daily.
Helps to transport participants to and from activities. Capable of pushing participants in wheel chairs
Works as part of the interdisciplinary team to promote holistic health care for each participant
Assist with the care of the facility’s pets.
Reports significant attitudes and behaviors of participants during activities to the charge nurse or nursing supervisor.
Observes participants and reports any reactions or changes in condition to appropriate personnel.
Assists in caring for and maintaining program space to ensure a safe, clean environment. (Example: Wash dishes, clean tables, vacuum floors, clean bathrooms, dust, take out trash, etc.)
Provides personal care of participants by assisting with ADL’s as needed. Personal care may include shower/ bath, shampoo, transfers, positioning, nail care, ambulation, toileting, and ensuring that adaptive devices are worn.
Escorts participants to and from the dining room for meals and snacks, feeds participants as assigned, records intake of solids and fluids and supervise those participants who need assistance. Distributes nourishments to participants as assigned and accepts responsibility for reporting to nursing if refused by the participant.
Follows all safety, security, infection control and hazardous materials policies and procedures. Performs all tasks to ensure participant and personal safety and the protection of co-workers and facility property.
Promotes and participates in educational programs. Annually attends all required educational programs according to administrative policies and procedures. Maintains required certification.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
High School diploma or its equivalent. Certified Nursing Assistant preferred.
Prior experience working with the older population and knowledge of Therapeutic Recreation or activities.
Must be able to read, write and converse in English. A second language is helpful.
Interpersonal skills necessary to relate to persons of varying age, culture, religion, mental status, and/or ability
Requires light physical effort on a regular basis, as in frequent standing, walking, bending, stooping or reaching and/or occasional lifting of light items. (up to 20 lbs.) Pushing/pulling wheelchairs. In emergency situations may be required to assist in lifting a person who has fallen,
Physical surroundings are pleasant and comfortable, with occasional exposure to injury or other health hazards.
Must be able to communicate orally and in writing.
Little or no apparent stress or tension in work dealing with associates.
The Program Assistant reports directly to the Program Director.
Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.
Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.
Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities - that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.
Trinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues, including 5,300 employed physicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, we are known for our focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, Trinity Health is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.